How to grow Echinopsis chamaecereus

Echinopsis chamaecereus growing cactus of the genus Echinopsis also known as Peanut Cactus or Chamaecereus silvestrii, Echinopsis chamaecereus perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropics, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-12.

Stems color green with yellow spines, the stems when little there erect when they grow it start to weep.

Echinopsis chamaecereus flowers

Flower color red to orange and grow in the middle of the stems

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How to grow Echinopsis chamaecereus growing and care:

Drained soil, more than -3C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spiny plant

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead stem part and flowers

Size of the plant?
10-25 cm, 4-10 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Red to orange flowers, the flower and grow in the middle of the stems

Scientific name:

Echinopsis chamaecereus

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